On Saturday night, Americans all over the nation were out celebrating LGBT pride month at events in various cities.
This morning, we woke up to the most horrible thing imaginable: the worst mass shooting in U.S. history had taken place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, taking the lives of at least 50 victims and injuring dozens.
As the nation reels from the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of horrific mass killings, the LGBT community is stunned by the realization that we are still targets despite recent civic and legal gains. Many are looking for a place to gather, mourn, and speak out.
The following list of vigils, rallies, and other events was compiled using social media, news reports, and the new website #WeAreOrlando (which has an up-to-date, comprehensive list that you can follow in the days to come). Please keep in mind that some of this information may change.
- Phoenix Sunday 6/12 at 7pm at Phoenix Pride LGBT Center
- Tucson Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
- San Diego Sunday 6/12 at 7pm at Hillcrest Pride Flag
- Visalia Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at The Source LGBT+ Center
- San Francisco Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at Harvey Milk Plaza
- Denver Sunday 6/12 at 8:30pm at Tracks Nightclub
- Jacksonville Sunday 6/12 at 7pm at Memorial Park Association
- Broward County Sunday 6/12 at 5pm at Wilton Manor Pride Center
- Tallahassee Sunday 6/12 at 7:30pm at Lake Ella Park
- Miami Sunday 6/12 at 7pm at SoundScape Park, located at 500 17 Street
- Orlando Sunday 6/12 at 7pm multiple vigils planned throughout the metro
- Chicago Sunday 6/12 at 7pm at Halsted & Roscoe
- Indianapolis Sunday 6/12 at 5:30pm at Old National Centre
- Salem Sunday 6/12 at 6:30pm at Riley Plaza
- Boston Sunday 6/12 at 6pm at Boston Common Bandstand
- Provincetown Sunday 6/12 at 5pm at Provincetown Town Hall
- Lansing Sunday 6/12 at 6pm at Michigan State Capitol Building
- Manhattan Sunday 6/12 at 7pm at Judson Memorial Church
- Manhattan Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at Union Square Park
- Manhattan Sunday 6/12 at 6pm at Stonewall Inn
- Long Island Monday 6/13 at 7pm at LGBT Network in Bay Shore
- Manhattan Monday 6/13 at 7pm at Stonewall Inn
- Queens Sunday 6/12 at 7:30pm at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights
- Rochester Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at Open Arms MCC
- Buffalo Monday 6/13 at 6pm at Niagara Square
- Raleigh Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at Legends Nightclub
- Greensboro Sunday 6/12 at 7:30pm at Governmental Plaza
- Charlotte Monday 6/13 at 8:30pm at The Bar at 316
- Portland Sunday 6/12 at 8:15pm at Tom McCall Waterfront Park
- New Hope Monday 6/13 at 8pm at 70 South Main Street
- Greenville Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at Greenville Falls Park
- Nashville Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at Public Square Park
- Houston Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at Hermann Park
- Austin Sunday 6/12 at 7:30pm at 4th & Colorado
- Dallas Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at Resource Center
- Seattle Sunday 6/12 at 6pm at Cal Anderson Park
- Vancouver Sunday 6/12 at 8pm Vancouver Art Gallery, West Georgia Street plaza
- Toronto Sunday 6/12 at 8pm at Barbara Hall Park
Update 11:17am CT, June 13: Now includes WeAreOrlando information for upcoming events.
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